Sale 988 — The Steven C. Walske Collection of Civil War Special Routes

Sale Date — Thursday, 27 May, 2010

Category — Flag-of-Truce Mail: Other Routes

Cat./Est. Value
Sale 988, Lot 239, Flag-of-Truce Mail: Other RoutesKinston N.C. Inner flag-of-truce cover from "Galvanized Yankee" soldier (a former Confederate soldier) at Norfolk Va. to Marley Mills N.C., manuscript examiner's mark of C.S.A. censor, C.S.A. postage paid by 10c Blue, Die B (12), large margins, tied by "Kinston N.C. Jan. 9" (1865) circular datestamp, exchanged through New Bern and Kinston N.C., stamp with small hole and cover slightly reduced at left, still Very Fine, civilian mail sent by exchange points other than those in southeastern Virginia are very scarce, Kinston was closer to New Bern than Goldsborough and was used by the C.S.A. as a flag-of-truce exchange point when it was not threatened by Federal troops, this cover was sent by Pvt. Marshall S. Rains, a "Galvanized Yankee" who had been a Confederate soldier in the 22nd N.C. captured at Gettysburg, he took the oath of allegiance and joined the U.S. 1st Volunteer Infantry in 1864, cover illustrated and correspondence discussed in Confederate Philatelist (Whole No. 240, Nov. 1987)

E. 1,000-1,500